Jamie R. Gomez


Phone: (505)-277-2642

Physical Address

Room 1465
Farris Engineering Center

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Senior Lecturer III

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

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Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. Florida A&M University, Chemical Engineering, 2013

B.Sc.(Hons) Florida A&M University, Chemical Engineering, 2009



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Dr. Gomez joined the faculty in 2013. She completed her doctoral research under the National Science Foundation’s Future Renewable Electric Energy Distribution Management (FREEDM) Systems Center. Her research contributed to an understanding of a synthesis and design approach for new electrode materials with application in modern high tech machinery. Her current research is in engineering education which spans simulated design challenges, parleys as a conduit for growing student expert thinking and building self-aware teams for enhanced team performance. Gomez hopes to instill in her learners the attitude of "what's next" instead of "what will be covered."

Professional Experience 

  • 2018-Present: Senior Lecturer III, Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM  
  • 2013-2018: Lecturer III, Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
  • 2011-13: Teaching Assistant Department of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering, FAMU-FSU, Tallahassee, FL
  • 2009-2013: Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering, FAMU-FSU, Tallahassee, FL
  • 2006-2009: Undergraduate Research Assistant, Center for Plasma Science & Technology, Department of Physics, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL 

Awards and Membership

  • 2018 SOE Junior Faculty Teaching Award
  • 2017 ASEE Chemical Engineering Summer School Poster Award
  • NSF FREEDM Student Leadership Council Member Award (2010)
  • National Science Foundation Research Assistantship (2009- 2013)
  • Parker Hannifin Graduate Scholarship (2009- 2013)
  • Distinguished Scholars Award (2005)
  • Member of the American Society of Engineering Education (2013-Present)
  • Member of National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) 2012- Present
  • Member of The Electrochemical Society (ECS) 2011- Present
  • Member of American Chemical Society (ACS) 20 II -Present
  • Member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) 2009- Present

Selected Publications:

  • Gomez, J. & Svihla, V. (2018). Rurality as an asset for inclusive teaching in chemical engineering. Chemical Engineering Education. 52(2).
  • Gomez, J., Svihla V., Datye A. (2017). Jigsaws & Parleys: Strategies for engaging sophomore level students as a learning community. Proceedings of the ASEE 124th Annual Conference & Exhibition.
  • Gomez, J., Svihla V., Datye A., Law V., Bowers S. (2017). Design challenge parleys as a conduit for growing student expert thinking in the classroom. AIChE Annual Meeting.
  • Gomez, J., E.E. Kalu "High-Performance Binder-Free Composite Oxides for Supercapacitor Applications", J. Power Sources, 230,218-224 (2013)
  • Gomez, J., R. Nelson, E. E. Kalu, M. H.Weatherspoon, J. P. Zheng, "Equivalent Circuit Model Parameters of a High-Power Li-ion Battery: Thermal and State of Charge Effects", J. Power Sources 196, 4826-483I (2011)

Teaching Interests

  • Chemical Process Design
  • Chemical Engineering Unit Operations & Laboratory
  • Material and Energy Balances
  • Electrochemistry

Research Interests

  • Engineering Education Research, Design Based Learning, Project Based Learning, Diversity in Student Teams
  • Techno-Economic Modeling of Renewable Energy Systems
  • Electroless plating and electrolytic techniques for thin film metal and metal oxide deposition
  • Mathematical modeling of electrochemical processes and electrochemical energy storage design